Volunteer

The success of the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Celebration is only possible with the support and commitment of individuals who volunteer.  We encourage individuals, students, churches and community/social organizations to volunteer to fulfill their community service hours.  Please note all volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation meeting the weekend before the event that all volunteers must attend to receive their assignments, training and official event shirt.

To volunteer for the Parade and/or Celebration, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form. 
Registration will be open until January 8, 2016.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN VOLUNTEER FOR THE DAY:

Banner Carriers
Banner carriers march in the Parade and carry a banner for a band, float, special guest or honoree vehicle or other Parade element.  

Parade Staging
Parade staging volunteers help in getting the Parade participants lined up to march in the Parade.  

Parade Marshals
Parade Marshals assist with the timing an movement of the Parade by escorting Parade entries along the route.  

Celebration Helpers
Will assist in getting vendors signed in and to their booths, assist stage participants in their arrival and preparation, greeters, and other assignments in making sure the Celebration runs smoothly.

Mandatory Meetings

March/Parade Marshals Mandatory Meeting 
MLK Jr. Community Center
2922 MLK Jr. Blvd. Bldg. A (Core Services Building)
Dallas, Texas 75215
214-670-8418
Saturday, January 9, 2016
10:00am

** If you plan to participate and work as a Marshal you MUST be in attendance for this meeting for the Parade Marshals. All duties and placement locations will be given during the meeting. There will be NO Marshal sign-up on the day of the March/Parade.

March/Parade Volunteers Mandatory Meeting 
MLK Jr. Community Center
2922 MLK Jr. Blvd. Bldg. A (Core Services Building)
Dallas, Texas 75215
214-670-8418
Saturday, January 9, 2016
12:00pm ** If you plan to participate and work as a Volunteer you MUST be in attendance for this meeting for the Parade Volunteers. All duties and placement locations will be given during the meeting. There will be NO Volunteer sign-up on the day of the March/Parade.

March/Parade Mandatory Safety Meeting 
MLK Jr. Community Center
2922 MLK Jr. Blvd. Bldg. A (Core Services Building)
Dallas, Texas 75215
214-670-8418
Thursday, January 14, 2016
6:00pm
** There MUST be a representative of your organization in attendance for the March/Parade Safety Meeting. You will receive ALL information and placement numbers during this meeting. If your organization does NOT attend the Safety Meeting your organization will forfeit/void their application and will NOT be allowed entrance on March/Parade day.

For assistance with your registration, please call 214.938.4211